le 7 janvier 2021
Publié le 9 mars 2021 Mis à jour le 14 février 2022

e-Guest Lecture : Ewa Lukaszyk


Islamic legacies in the contemporary Euro-Mediterranean literature

Prof. Ewa Lukaszyk est actuellement fellow-in-residence à CY AS, invitée du laboratoire AGORA

L'Insoumise de la Porte de Flandre, a novel published by Fouad Laroui in 2017, features Fati, a university student who rebels against the gender constraints imposed upon her as a young female. In order to legitimise her transgression, she returns, among other instances, to the figure of Rābiʿa al-ʿAdawiyya, an 8th c. Sufi mystic, to whom the tradition attributes the endeavour of questioning the validity of gender identities and rigid, automatised behaviours derived from male-female identifications. The novel exemplifies the contemporary Euro-Mediterranean literature, a complex, multilingual body of writings created at the crossroad of diverse North-African / Middle-Eastern origins and European modernity. Not infrequently, the return to Islamic legacies implies a privileged vision of mystical Islam, or Sufism, treated as a pacifist counterweight to aggressive, political understanding of Islam. The specific rules of literary fiction justify a frequent revalorisation of heritages and distortion of historical facts, that tend to contradict the thesis on the essential divide between mystical Islam and politics.

Date : 7 janvier 2021 de 12h30 à 14h00

La vidéo est en ligne sur la chaîne YouTube de CY AS